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Plaza Italia
Vacation Travel Guide

Find a quiet place to enjoy a siesta in this peaceful park, complete with a playground and a monument to the city’s Italian heritage. 

The picturesque Plaza Italia (Italian Square) is a welcome touch of greenery in the center of Mendoza. Pay a visit to this small parkland in the quiet hours of the afternoon to enjoy its babbling fountain and admire its statues. Bring a picnic and enjoy some downtime while the kids entertain themselves at the local playground.

Plaza Italia was built after an earthquake in 1861, which greatly damaged the city. It is one of four plazas surrounding Independence Square in Mendoza’s historic district. These squares were designed to pay tribute to the founders of the city and create a natural retreat for its residents.

The plaza is a memorial to the Italian community who greatly influenced life in Mendoza’s Cuyo province. Look out for monuments, such as the statue of Romulus and Remus being suckled by the Roman Wolf. This sculpture was designed by Luis Perlotti and represents the foundation story of Rome.

Admire the square’s central fountain, which is decorated with Italian-style stonework. The benches surrounding this central water are a great place to read a book or simply sit and admire the scenery.

The park makes for a tranquil escape from the bustle of the city and is a fantastic place to visit at siesta time. Join locals having a nap beneath the trees or buy some picnic supplies from the nearby Mercado Central and spread out on the grass. The playground in the northwest corner will keep the kids occupied while you relax.

Plaza Italia is located in Mendoza’s central area. It is a comfortable walk from most downtown attractions, and can also be reached by bus. The historic district surrounding the plaza is well worth exploring after your visit. Walk to the other plazas nearby to see their unique water features and learn about their memorials. In the evening, stroll through the well-lit Independence Square and see a show at the nearby Independence Theatre.

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Diplomatic Hotel
Diplomatic Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Belgrano 1041, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $102 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Historic Center, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Regency Casino and Plaza Italia. Pasado Cuyano Museum and Independence Square are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)
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"Very good and good food in evening however restaurant lacked ambiance and restaurant service was somewhat lacking polish."…"

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Park Hyatt Mendoza
Park Hyatt Mendoza
4.5 out of 5
Chile 1124, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $133 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16

Located in Historic Center, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Teatro Independecia and Plaza Italia. Regency Casino and Independence Square are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)

"The front desk staff and bell men were excellent as always. The concierge always do an amazing job of coordinating tours to the wine country as well as making reservations at local restaurants. This was our 4th stay and we will be back again any time we are in Mendoza."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

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Raices Aconcagua Mendoza
Raices Aconcagua Mendoza
4 out of 5
San Lorenzo 545, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $65 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

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3.8/5Good! (500 reviews)

"Quality, well located hotel in the center of Mendoza. Nice courtyard area with cafes etc. Pool area looks great but didn't get the chance to try it out."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Raices Aconcagua Mendoza
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Diplomatic Hotel
Diplomatic Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Belgrano 1041, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $102 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
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Park Hyatt Mendoza
Park Hyatt Mendoza
4.5 out of 5
Chile 1124, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $133 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16
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Raices Aconcagua Mendoza
Raices Aconcagua Mendoza
4 out of 5
San Lorenzo 545, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $65 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
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Sheraton Mendoza Hotel
Sheraton Mendoza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Primitivo De La Reta 989, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $120 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
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Amérian Executive Mendoza Hotel
Amérian Executive Mendoza Hotel
4 out of 5
San Lorenzo 660, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $79 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22
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Hotel Internacional
Hotel Internacional
3 out of 5
Sarmiento 720, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $38 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16
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NH Mendoza Cordillera
NH Mendoza Cordillera
4 out of 5
Avda.España, 1324, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $66 per night from Mar 19 to Mar 20
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Ritz Hotel Mendoza
Ritz Hotel Mendoza
3 out of 5
Peru 1008, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $49 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
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Laerte Hotel Mendoza
Laerte Hotel Mendoza
2.5 out of 5
Aguirre 19, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $14 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
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